Signal Peak - TRAIL

Signal Peak - Trail, Pinos Altos, Mexico

The trail consists of lung bursting climbs and downhill mania. You can start the ride on Signal Peak road to the ranger station. Before you reach the ranger station there is a single track that loops back down to the main road. At 9000ft, the scenery is breathtaking as well as challenging to stay focused due to the lack of oxygen. The trail will veer right onto an offroad jeep trail, approximaetely one mile on the decsend. You will have to go through a gate and ride until you reach two sections of signal track and eventually end up on a bombing down hill jeep trail to Meadow Creek. There are a couple of water crossing you will appreciate and immediately left onto another single track after your second water crossing. Follow the signal track onto another FR. This is where it gets tricky. Always remember to stay right on the roads until it fades into Tad Pole Loop. The rest is history, you will end up on SR15 just a few feet from Signal Peak Road.

User Reviews (1)

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Christopher   Weekend Warrior [May 26, 2009]

This trail was shown to my bud and I last weekend by a great group of single speed 29 riders from Sierra Vista, AZ. Beto's descriptions of the route mentioned above is as accurate as I can remember.
Start on Signal Pk Rd, ascend for what seems like a long time. Once you pass the CDT trailhead that goes N and S on a ridge, keep riding for another 1.5 or so. On your left you'll eventually see another trailhead droppin onto the CDT. This is really some of the sweetest singletrack I've ever ridden. The climb made me grouchy, but so much of this trail is !@#$%^& awesome. Eventually drop off Tadpole Ridge trail onto the 15. To do this leisurely it might take a weekend warrior like 4-5 hours; it won't be long until Beto and the gang get this in under 2 though.
I say this is one of the best rides ever for me, because the trail is in great shape and the scenery is beautiful. The most technical parts are climbing. Make sure you bring plenty of food and water. Hope to do it again soon.

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betoman17   Racer [Jun 30, 2005]

Trail is a lung-buster due to the elevation gain, however, if you are fit you will enjoy the climb. There are a couple of bridge trails to the top of the peak from the trail head, however, it is hard to describe. Get a copy of the course at Gila Hike and Bike LBS in Silver City. The trail varies with Forest Roads and awesome singnal track that will test your skills.

Customer Service

Wanted to make a correction on the route up Signal Peak Road. Before you reach the ranger tower, the signal track starts on the left side of the road and follows the saddle of the peak. The trail is about one mile before you ride back down hill. I will be traveling to Silver City to ride the course in a couple of weeks. I will take pictures and post on the web-site for this trail.

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